Russia Davis Cup team

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Captain Shamil Tarpishchev
ITF ranking 15 Increase 3
Highest ITF ranking 1 ()
Colors Red & White
First year 1962
Years played 48
Ties played (W–L) 135 (87–48)
Years in
World Group
25 (28–23)
Davis Cup titles 2 (2002, 2006)
Runners-up 3 (1994, 1995, 2007)
Most total wins Alex Metreveli (80–25)
Most singles wins Alex Metreveli (56–14)
Most doubles wins Alex Metreveli (24–11)
Sergei Likhachev (24–9)
Best doubles team Alex Metreveli /
Sergei Likhachev (18–7)
Most ties played Alex Metreveli (38)
Most years played Alex Metreveli (14)

The Russia Davis Cup team represents Russia in Davis Cup tennis competition and is governed by the Russian Tennis Federation. The team started playing in 1993.

Russia has won the Davis Cup twice, in 2002 and 2006, and finished as runner-up three times, in 1994, 1995, and 2007.

In 2007 Russia played in the World Group for the 15th consecutive year, the second-longest ongoing streak. They were ranked #1 in the Davis Cup ranking by the ITF.

Current team[edit]

The following players are called up for the World Group play-offs against Kazakhstan in September 2016.

Player Singles Rank Doubles Rank First year played No. of ties Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Andrey Kuznetsov 46 475 2013 5 8–0 7–0 1–0
Evgeny Donskoy 90 2013 7 5–4 3–3 2–1
Konstantin Kravchuk 93 164 2013 9 10–4 3–2 7–2
Andrey Rublev 201 191 2014 6 8–2 4–2 4–0


Russia competed in its first Davis Cup in 1962, as the Soviet Union, until 1991, and in 1992 under the name of CIS. Russia played a total of 117 series, of which they won 77 and lost 40. It won the Cup twice – in 2002 and 2006, respectively against France and Argentina. In 1994, 1995 and 2007 the team played in the final – against Sweden and USA, the latter two.

Russia was the top-ranked country in the Davis Cup standings in 2009, but were upset by Israel in their quarterfinal tie in July 2009, on indoor hard courts at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.[1]

Since their loss against Sweden in the first round of the 2011 Davis Cup, team Russia did not return to the World Group, and after the heavy loss at the 2012 WG Play-offs against Brazil, 0−5, it is since then playing in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I. Russia managed to advance to the WG play-offs in 2015, but lost to Italy, 1–4.

With the win over Sweden in the 2016 Europe Zone Group I, Shamil Tarpishchev made a record of 55 Davis Cup wins as team captain.[2]

1962 Overall 55 132
Winner 2002, 2006

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since the 1960s.



Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, First round 5–7 Mar hard Moscow (RUS)  India 3–2 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 9–11 Jul hard Moscow (RUS)  Argentina 2–3 Lost
2011 World Group, First round 4–6 Mar hard Borås (SWE)  Sweden 2–3 Lost
World Group, Relegation play-off 16–18 Sep hard Kazan (RUS)  Brazil 3–2 Won
2012 World Group, First round 10–12 Feb hard Wiener Neustadt (AUT)  Austria 2–3 Lost
World Group, Relegation play-off 14–16 Sep clay São José do Rio Preto (BRA)  Brazil 0–5 Lost
2013 Europe/Africa Group I, Second round 5–7 Apr hard Coventry (GBR)  Great Britain 2–3 Lost
Europe/Africa Group I, Second round play-off 25–27 Oct hard Moscow (RUS)  South Africa 5–0 Won
2014 Europe/Africa Group I, First round 31 Jan–2 Feb hard Moscow (RUS)  Poland 2–3 Lost
Europe/Africa Group I, Second round play-off 12–14 Sep hard Moscow (RUS)  Portugal 4–1 Won
2015 Europe/Africa Group I, First round 6–8 Mar hard Novy Urengoy (RUS)  Denmark 4–1 Won
Europe/Africa Group I, Second round 17–19 Jul hard Vladivostok (RUS)  Spain 3–2 Won
World Group, Relegation play-off 18–20 Sep hard Irkutsk (RUS)  Italy 1–4 Lost
2016 Europe/Africa Group I, First round 4–6 Mar hard Kazan (RUS)  Sweden 5–0 Won
Europe/Africa Group I, Second round 15–17 Jul hard Moscow (RUS)  Netherlands 4–1 Won
World Group, Relegation play-off 17–18 Sep hard Moscow (RUS)  Kazakhstan 3–1 Won


Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 W–L
World Group NH A 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 1R A A A 0–5
Europe/(Africa) Zone/Group I 2R QF 2R 1R A A SF F F A F A W A A A A A A A A A W A A F W A 2R 2R 2R[a] 28–8
Europe/(Africa) Zone (B)/Group II NH 1R F A A A SF A F A SF W SF A A QF W A A A A A A A A A A A 15–7
Europe/Africa Group III NH A 0–0
Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
World Group 1R F F 1R 1R 1R SF QF QF W QF 1R SF W F SF QF QF 1R 1R A A A A 29–18
World Group Play-offs (Qualifying Round) W A A W W W A A A A A W A A A A A A W L A A L W 7–2
Europe/Africa Zone Group I A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 5–2
Europe/Africa Zone Group II A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Europe/(Africa) Zone Group III A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Europe/Africa Zone Group IV NH A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A NH 0–0
  1. ^ As CIS

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